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Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua, a writer, journalist and screenwriter, was born in the Israeli Arab town of Tira in 1975. Between 1990-1993, he studied at the High School for Sciences and Arts in Jerusalem, and later philosophy and sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 1996, he has written for the Jerusalem weekly Kol Ha’Ir and the daily Haaretz on culture and television; he has also written Arab Labor, a satiric sitcom, for Israel TV. At present, he writes a satirical column in Haaretz and teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, having moved to the USA in 2014.
Kashua has been awarded the Grinzane Cavour Award for Debut Novel (Italy, 2004), the Prime Minister’s Prize (2005), the Lessing Prize for Critics (Germany, 2006), the Bernstein Prize (2011) and the Prix des Lecteurs du Var for Second Person Singular (France, 2012).


Books Published in Hebrew            
Dancing Arabs (novel), Modan, 2002 [Aravim Rokdim]
Let It Be Morning (novel), Keter, 2004 [Va-Yehi Boker]
Second Person Singular (novel),Keter, 2010 [Guf Sheni Yachid]
Native (essays), Keter, 2015 [Ben Ha-Aretz]

Track Changes (novel), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2017 [Akov Achar Shinuyim]

Books in Translation            
Dancing Arabs
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2002            
French: Paris, Belfond, 2003; Paris, Ed. 10/18, 2006; Paris, Éditions de l'Olivier, 2015

Italian: Milano, Guanda, 2003; 2007
Dutch: Amsterdam, Vassallucci, 2003
English: New York, Grove/ Atlantic, 2004            
Polish: Sejny, Fundacja Pogranicze, 2005 
Spanish: Salamanca, Tropismos, 2006
Arabic: Cairo, Markaz al-Mahrusa, 2011

Czech: Pribram, Pistorius & Olsanska, 2016 

Let It Be Morning            
Italian: Milano, Guanda, 2005            
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2005  
Arabic: Lebanon, Saqi, 2005; Pback: Lebanon, Saqi, 2012 

French: Paris, Ed. de L'Olivier, 2006; Paris, Points, 2008
English: New York, Grove/Atlantic, 2006; London, Atlantic Books, 2007

CzechPříbram, Pistorius & Olšanská, 2017

Second Person Singular (Exposure)
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2011; pback: 2013
French: Paris, Ed. de L'Olivier, 2012
English: New York, Grove/Atlantic 2012; London, Chatto & Windus, 2012
Dutch: Amsterdam, Ambo/Anthos, 2012
Slovak: Bratislava, Slovart, 2012
Chinese: Taipei, Crown, 2012
Italian: Milan, Neri Pozza, 2013
English: London, Chatto & Windus, 2013
Catalan: Barcelona, Edicions de 1984, 2014
Polish: Warsaw, Wydawnictwo Filo, 2014

Czech: Příbram, Pistorius & Olšanská, 2014

Spanish: Barcelona, Galaxia Gutenberg , 2015

English: New York, Grove, 2016; London, Vintage, 2017 
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2016


Track Changes

German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2019 (forthcoming)

Dutch: Amsterdam, Ambo|Anthos, 2019



Sayed Kashua

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
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